Security Architecture is one component of a products/systems overall architecture and is developed to provide guidance during the design of the product/system.

Security Architecture is the design artifacts that describe how the security controls (= security countermeasures) are positioned and how they relate to the overall systems architecture. These controls serve the purpose to maintain the system’s quality attributes such as confidentiality, integrity and availability.

Security-Architectural Design Benefits

  • To bring focus to the key areas of concern for the enterprise, highlighting decision criteria and context for each domain
  • Eliminate potential security holes in your current-working network
  • Increase return of investment of security solutions
  • Reduce total cost of ownership of security administration
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the purchased security solutions